Caregivers, our schools, and our community are responsible for caring for the health and welfare of our youth. The Health & Safety Committee addresses health and safety issues related to the students and families. The activities of the Health & Safety Committee are designed to educate and inform caregivers about the health needs of children and how best to meet those needs. The Health & Safety Committee works to see that programs are available to meet the needs of our members.
Committee works closely with School Administrators, District Health & Safety Teams, the Budget & Legislation Committee and other community organizations, such as the Garden City Community Coalition. This Committee has Committee Chairperson(s) and School Building Representatives.
The Garden City PTA has been working on a campaign to educate Village residents about NYS traffic laws regarding stopped school buses. District-wide, parents have witnessed an increasing number of motorists passing stopped school buses in the morning and at dismissal, which presents a grave hazard to school children boarding and exiting the buses. In response, we have produced an online quiz and a one-page bus safety flyer with informational graphics, which clarifies the law and explains the consequences for not stopping.
We encourage you to take the quiz and see how well you know the law!
Support this campaign with our "Don't Pass the Flash" car magnet. Please contact email@example.com if you would like a car magnet and raise awareness!
See how well you know the law!
Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have or been exposed to COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
These lower risk activities can be safe alternatives:
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19: